How Does Actos Work?
What is Actos?
Actos is an oral prescription medicine that is taken by type 2 diabetic people to help them control high amounts of blood glucose. The generic name of Actos is pioglitazone. Your doctor may prescribe this medication in combination with a proper exercise and diet program. Carefully follow your treatment plan as directed by your health-care provider. Changing your treatment plan, such as exercise and diet, can adversely affect your blood sugar levels. This drug can be used alone or in combination with other oral diabetes medicine such as metformin. Pioglitazone should not be used in type 1 diabetic people.
How Does Actos work?
Actos belong to a class of anti-diabetes drugs called thiazolidinediones, or TZDs, that are commonly prescribed to patients with type 2 diabetes. Do not take 2 doses to make up for the missed dose. Instead, take the dose immediately after you remember it.